Frederick Luis Aldama
The Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring, 2019
This award recognizes a member of the humanities faculty who best exemplifies excellence as a teacher of undergraduates. The nominee's performance as a mentor or advisor and use of innovative teaching strategies for the advancement of learning is also considered.
Frederick Luis Aldama is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of English, with a joint appointment in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Aldama teaches courses on Latino and Latin American cultural phenomena and is the award-winning author, co-author, and editor of 36 books, including Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics, which won the International Latino Book Award and the Eisner Award for Best Scholarly Work in 2018. As a group of his own students wrote, “In his classrooms and beyond, Professor Aldama creates fertile ecosystems for the exploration and growing of knowledge in the sciences and the humanities. He creates global citizens ready to face the problems of today and tomorrow.”